NESMITH LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Minutes

 

Present:  Chris Monterio, Chairman, Joan Griffin, Vice-Chairman, Mark Branoff, Treasurer, Mary Lee Underhill. Corresponding Secretary, Anne Marie O’Neil. Carolyn Webber, Carl Heidenblad, Director, and Diane Mayr and Lois Freeston, Assistant Directors

Guest:  Jane Takvorian

 

The meeting was called to order by Chris Monterio at 7:06 p.m.

The minutes of the September meeting were accepted as written.

 

Mary Lee introduced Jane Takvorian, former high school Latin teacher and life-long resident of Nashua, who is interested in learning about the position of trustee.

 

REPORTS:

FINANCE:  Mark reported that 70% of the budget was spent by September 30th—(75% of the year.)

DIRECTOR: 

Carl reported that

Circulation in September numbered16,631 loans.  There were 38 new registrations, 657 Internet users, and 5,717 visitors recorded by the people counter..

Carl discussed the carpeting bids and his hope that the new carpeting will be laid in one installment.  He said the computer system will be converted to FIOS in conformity with the other town offices.

 

Carl announced that Lois Freeston has been nominated for the READS Award of Excellence.   This award is offered by the Reference and Adult Services division of the New Hampshire Library Association.  Lois is one of four librarians being considered for the award which will be announced on October 23rd.

For the third time, Carl has been asked to teach “Budgeting for the NH Public Library”—This is one of the training modules the NH State Library continues to provide its library staff.  Classes will begin on October 30th and while they are designed for those without a degree, they serve as update training for librarians with experience and education.

 

EXISTING BUSINESS

Interim Trustee

MOTION was made by Mark Branoff and seconded that: 

The Board recommends to the Board of Selectmen that Norman Boutelette be appointed to fill Wendy Keller’s position until the March election.

The motion passed unanimously.

2010 Budget:

          The budget which meets all the guidelines provided was submitted to the Town—no further action is needed at this time.

 

NEW BUSINESS

THE ANNUAL F.L.O.W. Banquet will be held at the Library on Thursday, November 5th at 6:30 pm.

MOTION was made by Carolyn Webber and seconded that:

The Library be closed at 5 pm on November 5th in preparation for the banquet.

         

ANNOUNCEMENT:  The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Tuesday, November 10 at 7 pm.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Lee Underhill

Draft subject to approval